Today, I'm watching a few videos from the recent f8 conference. It took place on April 21st, 2010 in San Francisco.
So what is f8?
"f8 is a Facebook conference where developers and entrepreneurs collaborate on the future of personalized and social technologies. At f8, members of the Facebook team and the developer community will explore a variety of topics including new tools and techniques, business growth strategies and open technologies." -Facebook
You can find more f8 videos by following the link below:
Here are some tidbits of info from the first video:
- The number of people using Facebook on mobile devices is rapidly increasing.
- More than 400 million people are on Facebook.
- One step permission is now available for developers and users, users will be clear about what permissions they are given.
- New policy allows websites to store Facebook users' permission data beyond the previously imposed 24 limit.
- Facebook is ramping up to handle monitory transactions: See http://developers.facebook.com/credits
- "Open Graph puts people at the center of the web, becoming a set of personally and semantically meaningful connections between people and things".
- Facebook maps out people and relationships of the online "social graph".
- Pandora maps out music connections, Yelp maps out small businesses.
- News websites map out current events and news content
- The goal is to create a connected, mapped web that is more "social, personalized, smarter, and semantically aware."
Microsoft announced Docs.com the day of the f8 conference. The description is in the fourth video. It links with Facebook and was designed to be "social".